posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 04:39 PM
One method i learned in Vietnam from a navy corpsman was to take wide strips of surgical tape and fold one edge over something like fishing line to
Clean the wound and the area around it.
put a strip of the reinforced tape on each side of the wound about 1/4 inch from the edge of the wound.
Then take a needle and lace between the tapes like lacing a boot pulling the wound closed.
This is a good way to close a wound because you don't have to sew the skin and you can clean and inspect the wound as it heals.
you can also put antibiotics on the wound and it will drain freely.
All you have to do is put a gauze pad over the wound to keep the wound clean.
Another good way to close wounds is with Steri strips
a few years ago i had heart bypass surgery and they closed the outside surgical incision with large Steristrips, no stiches or staples.